The is the highest honor offered by the residents of Scarsdale. The recipient selected this year by the Scarsdale Bowl Committee is Florie Wachtenheim, a recent President of the Board of Education.
The Scarsdale Bowl Dinner on Wednesday, April 18, celebrates the spirit of volunteerism in Scarsdale and includes the high moment when the Scarsdale Bowl is received.
The Scarsdale Bowl Committee was formed initially as an independent entity in Scarsdale. It remains an independent committee of resident citizens, but the Scarsdale Foundation has the duty to maintain the Scarsdale Bowl tradition.
Florie Wachtenheim will be the 75th recipient of the Scarsdale Bowl Award and the 22nd woman selected. Nominators on the Scarsdale Bowl Committee recommended Wachtenheim as “a volunteer leader in Scarsdale who invariably worked cooperatively with neighbors to make the right choices as a group. Her ability to find and solidify a consensus has been exceptional. Her trustworthiness and caring often have carried a group beyond sharp differences and to view changes in a new light.“
Wachtenheim has experienced and led an extensive “tour” of educational service opportunities over her years in Scarsdale from the day she became a resident in 1981 with a husband and one child. Even before her third son was born in 1986, she already had accepted responsibility in the Fox Meadow School PTA.
Her “tour” was marked by growing levels of responsibility from the time in 1994 when she became President of the Fox Meadow PTA. Important roles have been accorded to her at Scarsdale PT Council, School Board Nominating Committee, Middle School PTA Secretary, Scarsdale Teen Center, Scarsdale Bowl Committee, Scarsdale Scholarship Fund, Scarsdale Board of Education, League of Women Voters, and Scarsdale Adult School.
Wachtenheim’s sons attended Scarsdale schools, K-12, and now are graduates of colleges and universities. Her business activities included, for thirty years, a role as Administrative Vice President, Merchants Importing, Inc. She is now an Associate at the executive search organization Hazard, Young, Attea and Associates, Ltd. where she conducts executive searches for school districts.
For further information, go to www.scarsdalefoundation.org.
-Contributed by The Scarsdale Bowl Committee.